The Academy organized the fourth Founding Council (FC) meeting of the Palestinian Plant Production and Protection Society (PPPPS) at the Academy offices in Ramallah.
The meeting discussed the outputs of the first General Assembly meeting that was organized and held by the Academy on April 29, 2019 at the Red Crescent Society. Of the main outputs discussed were the studies conducted on the role and functions of the PPPPS, and the role and function of agricultural scientific research in agricultural development in Palestine. Additionally, the meeting reviewed the results of the official visit of the academy delegation, under the program "Academy and Industry Partnership- Support and Cooperation of Higher Education Institutions in Germany", to the German State of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW), organized and sponsored by Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Jerusalem (FNF), which involved an agricultural scientific research component and how it links with industry.
Furthermore, the meeting focused on discussing the potential Society activities for the current year including:
- A conference about Xylella fastidosa disease in olive trees, which will be held at the Academy Office in Ramallah on August 28, 2019
- A field day about Peacock Spot disease in olive trees
- A summer school in cooperation with Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari for theoretical and practical training on the latest developments and early detection mechanisms of Xylella fastidosa disease
- Laying down procedural laws of Society membership